Monday, June 7, 2010

Hiking and Vegas.... A long time coming!

So, as you can see up at the top there, thats a fancy little panoramic picture from about a month ago when Mikelle, Our friends Brandon and Bri, and I hiked up Y-mountain. Now, for those of you familiar with it, you're probably thinking, "Yeah, well, Hiking the Y isn't that bad - most people do it." Well, I didn't say hike the Y; we hiked Y-mountain - thats right, all the way up that thing - TIP TOP! Four hours after we started, we finally reached the summit, only after hiking up a ton of switchbacks, through mud, slush, and spiky-really mean bushes! I'm pretty sure even now, a month later, we all have scars on our legs from the rocks and the branches catchin' on our legs - it was epic! It'd been a really long time since I'd gotten out and done something adventurous like this, and I have to say it was a blast! I'll need to post the pictures, but I don't actually have access to them right now - they're locked away in Mikelle's computer/camera!

After everything was said and done, we got to sit on the cliffs at the tip-top and feel the wind come rushing up from the valley below, and see everything from the copper mine just beyond point of the mountain down to past Spanish Fork and Santaquin (I'm pretty sure, at least!). I HIGHLY recommend it for those of you with the endurance to hike four hours up (and it definitely is UP) and two 'n a half hours back. Definitely worth the time and effort!

Also, most recently for the Memorial Day weekend, Mikelle and I adventured down to Las Vegas to play for the weekend, and it was absolutely a blast! We got to walk the strip, visit all the fun sites there in the casinos (M 'n M World ftw!), and my favorite of the strip, visit the Mandalay Bay buffet for dinner..... wow..... I'd really like to know how many calories I consumed during that one meal.... Three plates of shrimp, two plates if steamed crab legs, one plate of chilled crab legs, a huge prime rib cut, not to mention the bowl of ice cream, a mini lemon meringue pie, a mini chocolate-raspberry mousse pie, and a chocolate-fruit tart thing...... oh yeah ........ goooooooood eats! Only thing that could have made it better would have been some Dr. Pepper.... Nothings perfect I guess! The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing with my girl, chatting with her grandma, and the occasional run to Jack in the Box! ^_^ so taaaasty!

For memorial day we had the pleasure to go out to the veterans cemetery in Henderson and pay our respects to her grandfather who passed away this last year. God bless him, and the rest of the vets!

Anyways - thats the news as of late! Hope to write again soon!